Kanye West isn’t going to run this town after all, but some 60,000 voters were still hopeful.
Seeing the 43-year-old rapper on the ballots was probably one of the most surreal things to happen in 2020 and it pretty much sums up the year we’ve had so far. When he announced his run for Presidency in July it made headlines, but it didn’t get much traction. While some may have been hoping to see a potent new music video with the White House as a backdrop, his “Birthday Party” only received a dismal 60,000 votes, as of Wednesday morning. Although, you could argue that it’s probably more than expected.
West conceded defeat with a now-deleted Twitter post late last night that read, “WELP KANYE 2024.” It was followed up with another tweet of his silhouette and a USA map as a backdrop which was captioned, “KANYE 2024.” This is being interpreted as his intent to run for the next election.
He was eligible in Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Vermont. But failed to even reach 0.5% of the vote in any of the states.
Tenessee is where the highest amount of votes were accrued with 10,216 at 97% of the state’s returns on Wednesday morning, according to AP. However, that only amounted to around 0.3% of the state’s total. He managed to get 0.4% of the votes in Idaho (3,631 votes), Oklahoma (5,590 votes) and Utah (4,344 votes) though.
Election Day also marked the first time the music titan has ever voted for a U.S. president, which was of course himself.
Maybe 2024 will be the year for the Grammy Award-winning artist.
[Featured Image: Kanye West via Twitter]